Opening in October 2018, presented with the Melbourne International Arts Festival, MUMA will bring together for the first time the work of French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar and New Zealand artist Alicia Frankovich. Both artists are known for their daring works that involve a total rethinking of the artwork and the collapsing of distinctions between image and text, film and sculpture, time-based kinetic elements and performance.
Against the backdrop of new technologies, the critique of human actions in the Anthropocene epoch and the notion of a present that is increasingly determined by both the past and the future, the work of New Zealand-born artist Alicia Frankovich explores the interactions of human organisms with other animate and inanimate elements.
Exoplanets is a choreographed exhibition that presents Frankovich’s new MUMA commission alongside a temporal exhibition experience from her recent major solo show at the Kunstverein für die Reinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Outside Before Beyond 2017. Throughout the galleries, new sculptures, videos, animations and instruments involved in the staging of productions (such as spotlights and theatre curtains) are presented as equal players within mutually overlapping chronologies and narratives.